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I am getting very frustrated. I have recently renewed my licence for Kaspersky Internet Security and updated to Internet Security 2013. Ever since my browser, Internet Explorer, has had a serious case of the slows.:( It is taking minutes to load any page although it get there in the end. It is not our broadband connection as my wife's Mac is accessing the same websites as normal. I have tried with the Kaspersky disabled and there is no change. I have reset IE to the default settings and it made no difference.:confused: I am now stuck not being an expert and hope someone can make a few suggestions.

Please bear with me since even accessing this website takes time as the index page has to load before you can get to a thread so it can take ages to find any possible replies
 

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I took the hint from VO2Max's thread and installed Firefox so at least I am up to speed:)

However I would still like to know what has gone wrong:confused:
 

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Stab in the dark here. Kaspersky could be scanning sites in real time or running an add on. In the start menu there should be an Internet explorer (no add ons).

Try that, is a stripped down IE that disables all the extra bumf you get. If it works normally you have an add on or 'accelerator' that is slowing you down.
 

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Could only find the standard IE in the start menus. Checked the settings and plugins seem to be disabled.

I think I need to contact Kaspersky and ask for their comments
 

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Kaspersky Technical only work normal office hours so a request for advice is in but will have to wait for a reply.

In the meantime I have also installed Google Chrome. This seems to work as well, if not better, than Firefox.

Has anyone any comments on preference or reasons for using one browser over another? Or, indeed, any suggestions for an alternative if IE is going to continue being trouble.

Just noticed that with Chrome there seems to be an automatic spell check (at least on these pages):cool:
 

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Stab in the dark here. Kaspersky could be scanning sites in real time or running an add on. In the start menu there should be an Internet explorer (no add ons).

Try that, is a stripped down IE that disables all the extra bumf you get. If it works normally you have an add on or 'accelerator' that is slowing you down.
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I am getting very frustrated. I have recently renewed my licence for Kaspersky Internet Security and updated to Internet Security 2013. Ever since my browser, Internet Explorer, has had a serious case of the slows.:( It is taking minutes to load any page although it get there in the end. It is not our broadband connection as my wife's Mac is accessing the same websites as normal. I have tried with the Kaspersky disabled and there is no change. I have reset IE to the default settings and it made no difference.:confused: I am now stuck not being an expert and hope someone can make a few suggestions.

Please bear with me since even accessing this website takes time as the index page has to load before you can get to a thread so it can take ages to find any possible replies
Scrap it.

Remove Kaspersky.

Install Chrome. Install Windows Defender.

IE is not a good browser. It's the runt of the browser litter.
 

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The problems with IE are that MS sit down with others and agree a set of standards which they then fail to apply to IE properly. It is the dominant browser due to MS monopoly position and a degree of ignorance. If you know anything about web design you will know that developers have to code little hacks for the various versions of IE in their CSS for this reason. Something that is coded correctly and works in IE8, FF, Chrome, Safari etc is not guaranteed to work in IE9 without modification.
 

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The problems with IE are that MS sit down with others and agree a set of standards which they then fail to apply to IE properly. It is the dominant browser due to MS monopoly position and a degree of ignorance. If you know anything about web design you will know that developers have to code little hacks for the various versions of IE in their CSS for this reason. Something that is coded correctly and works in IE8, FF, Chrome, Safari etc is not guaranteed to work in IE9 without modification.
That's me. I have a laptop with Windows so, therefore, the Microsoft browser must surely work best. Up to now nothing has happened to make me change this basic viewpoint.

With your, and others, advice I may well learn to not be so trusting and select the most appropriate browser. However one says Chrome but another says Firefox and there are lots of others to chose from. Conflicting advice that I will have to experiment with.

Thanks for taking the time to reply.:thumbs:
 

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Firefox, Chrome or Opera and I suppose IE is just down to preference. In IT most folk seem to shy away from IE now. Not always been the case.
 
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I downloaded and tried Chrome for about 5 mins but my 'browsing experience' was immediately filled with annoying pop-ups. If I'd persevered for 10mins maybe I'd have found how to get rid of them but I was so peed off I just downloaded Firefox and everything seems easy and I'm not being attacked by a load of cr4p I didn't ask for.
 

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stab in the dark here. Kaspersky could be scanning sites in real time or running an add on. In the start menu there should be an internet explorer (no add ons).

Try that, is a stripped down ie that disables all the extra bumf you get. If it works normally you have an add on or 'accelerator' that is slowing you down.
+1 also disable windows firewall etc as the two or any two for that matter can cause conflicts.
 

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Scrap it.

Remove Kaspersky.

Install Chrome. Install Windows Defender.

IE is not a good browser. It's the runt of the browser litter.
Kaspersky is one of the best you can buy for internet security.
 

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Initial response from Kaspersky is that they are not aware of a problem

Dear customer,

There shouldn't be any incompatibilities with IE. In order to confirm the possible reason for your current issue, we need to see “log reports” from your machine. To produce the required log reports, please follow the procedure(s) below:
Log reports have been produced and sent back. When I get further info I will post again. In the meantime I am slowly getting used to Chrome
 

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That's me. I have a laptop with Windows so, therefore, the Microsoft browser must surely work best. Up to now nothing has happened to make me change this basic viewpoint.

With your, and others, advice I may well learn to not be so trusting and select the most appropriate browser. However one says Chrome but another says Firefox and there are lots of others to chose from. Conflicting advice that I will have to experiment with.

Thanks for taking the time to reply.:thumbs:
This is an incorrect conclusion. Install Chrome and find out.
 

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Try them all and stick with the one you like best, be aware that most of them bundle other software in the installers that may be automatically installed if you just click next, next, next in the installation wizard, like toolbars and desktop widget bobbins.

Most home PCs are a law unto themselves anyway, multiple users all with admin rights downloading and installing any old cack they find on the internet without thinking how it might impact the rest of the system and the applications other users want to use.
 
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